Community Health Worker Certificate of Competence
Download a flyer with our 2020-2021 course schedule here.
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The person in your family who helps others access care and services?
Someone who cares about the health of your community and the people in it?
A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a trusted member of the community, and a valuable member of a healthcare or social services team. Also known as outreach workers or navigators, CHWs provide education and care coordination. They serve as a bridge, helping to improve access to services and ensure services are culturally appropriate. CHWs help others take action to improve their health and the health of their communities.
Go at your own paceYou can complete a Community Health Worker Certificate of Competence in as few as two semesters, or take individual courses when you have the time. The certificate includes five courses (15 credits), with our three core courses offered every year, and our two specialization courses offered every other year.
Nationally and locally recognized core competenciesAll courses, including a hands-on internship, are designed to prepare you to work in community health and social service settings. You’ll gain the core skills needed to connect with people and promote healthy communities.
Registration is OPEN for Spring 2021!
- CHW 135: Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (Wednesdays at 5pm – via Zoom. Prerequisite: HSER 101.)
- HSER 140: Introduction to Counseling & Interviewing (Mondays at 12 noon – via Zoom.)
- HSER 248: Case Management (Mondays at 5pm – via Zoom. Prerequisite: HSER 140.)
- HSER 194: Seminar & Fieldwork I (Lunchtime Zoom seminars on Wednesdays at 12 noon. Additional online activities at your own pace. Prerequisite: HSER 140.)